Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupantprotection) - Occupant safety - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupantprotection)

WARNING The PRE-SAFE® system reduces the impact of 
The PRE-SAFE® system reduces the impact of an accident on vehicle occupants, as long as their seat belts have been fastened correctly.
Although your vehicle is equipped with a PRESAFE ® system, the possibility of injury in the event of an accident cannot be ruled out. You should therefore always drive carefully and adapt your driving style to the prevailing road, weather and traffic conditions.

PRE-SAFE® takes preemptive measures to protect occupants in certain hazardous situations.

PRE-SAFE® intervenes:

in emergency braking situations when BAS intervenes
in critical driving situations, e.g. when physical limits are exceed and the vehicle understeers or oversteers severely PRE-SAFE® takes the following measures depending on the hazardous situation detected:

the front seat belts are pre-tensioned.
on vehicles with memory function for the front-passenger seat: the front-passenger seat is adjusted if it is in an unfavorable position.
if the vehicle skids, the side windows are closed so that only a small gap remains.
on vehicles with a sliding sunroof: if the vehicle skids, the sliding sunroof closes so that only a small gap remains.

If the hazardous situation passes without resulting in an accident, PRE-SAFE® slackens the belt pretensioning. All settings made by PRE-SAFE® can then be reversed.

If the seat belts are not released:

slightly, but Move the backrest or seat back slightly, but only when the vehicle is stationary.

The belt pretensioning is reduced and the locking mechanism is released.

WARNING Make sure that nobody can become trapped 
Make sure that nobody can become trapped as you adjust the seat.

footwell or behind the seats when resetting Make sure that there are no objects in the footwell or behind the seats when resetting the seats. There is a risk that the seats and/or the objects could be damaged.

More information about seat-belt adjustment, a convenience function integrated into PRE-SAFE®, can be found in the "Seat-belt adjustment" section.

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